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After several months of intensive work, partners developed the contents of the GreenPoint course based on the Qualification Standard, already published on our project website. This course is made of the most relevant elements that metal and automotion workers should know in order to manage properly environmental issues at work. The GreenPoint course has duration of approximately 4 hours, and is made of 4 main modules:

  • General environmental issues
  •  Enterprise and environment
  • Benefits for the enterprise through environment improvement
  •  Environment control and innovation measures

The course was developed online by the Environmental Academy on a Moodle platform, with interactive contents and online exercises. Previous and final evaluations allow measuring the acquisition of new knowledge by the trainee. During several weeks, partners will now test the course during a pilot training in order to review, correct and improve the contents developed. If you are interested in participating to this pilot and to be one of the first GreenPoint workers, don’t hesitate to contact your national GreenPoint organisation to register! Welcome to the GreenPoint course!

In the UK the GreenPoint course has already been trialled by organisations in the automotive and metals sectors. CAV Aerospace is a manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry and carries out precision engineering activities. Chris Carr the Quality Assurance Representative at CAV Aerospace has placed 3 site operatives on the GreenPoint course and says, ‘Our organisation works to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and it’s a constant challenge for us to continually improve our environmental systems. The GreenPoint course has given us the opportunity to expand our environmental training programme and communicate to our staff how their choices impact on the company’s environmental performance’.

The GreenPoint course is receiving good feedback from the automotive sector as well. Phoenix Taxis operates a garage in Byth, Northumberland and their staff said of the GreenPoint course: ‘The course was very straightforward to use. It will make the garage more environmentally friendly.’

The GreenPoint Project has been promoted at events throughout the UK, including an event organised by The Institute of Welders at Calsonic Kansei a leading supplier of automotive parts and the Derwentside Engineering Forum. Interest in the course has been high, with Environmental Managers from many organisations attracted by the fully funded, accessible online training. 

At the end of November, the first piloting of the GreenPoint Course on Environmental Awareness in the Metal Sector in Germany took place in Germany. 10 trainees and two trainers of the Metal training Center of bfw Wetzlar completed the course in a day session. The feedback was positive- most of them stated that they learned quite a lot about how to act and work in a more environmental-friendly way.

GreenPoint partners will meet in Heidelberg on December 12th and 13th. The meeting will be hosted by the German partner of the project, bfw, and will be dedicated to the review of the project advancements and the on-going pilot training. Relevant experts from each participating country have also been invited to provide their feedback on the course and its possible improvement. Then, a working session will focus on the implementation of the GreenPoint figure in the enterprises and its follow-up, which will be a final and decisive stage of the project, allowing the measure the real effect of the training on site. You can also download the meeting agenda here.

 

The second meeting of GreenPoint project partners was held on 6th and 7th of June, in Radom (Poland). During this meeting, FEMEVAL presented the findings of the survey on training needs knowledge and Environment involving 160 companies from the five participating countries, as well as the comparative study between the different existing environmental regulations.

Each one of the partner attended the meeting with experts on environmental issues, to look at the steps developed during the first 8 months of this project life and contributed with their expertise in the project development. This panel is made of Grzegorz Pawlak, Director DUNCAN (Poland), Martin Roggernkamps, IG Metal Company (Germany), Thomas Gayer KWH Service (Germany), Darius Kucinski and Natalia Chmielińska consultants SGS, Darren O'Brien, Freedom Light Company of United Kingdom and Michat Jolanta Nowakowski of ITEE-GDP (Poland).

The consortium has defined a new professional profile called the GreenPoint worker:

• The GreenPoint is a person with extensive knowledge in environmental legislation and working procedures of the company. He will be the environmental information point for the rest of the workers in order to ensure compliance with environmental legislation in the company.

• The GreenPoint promotes pro-ecological operations in the workplace and supports compliance with environmental regulations in the company

•The GreenPoint implements tasks in production processes in accordance with the procedures of environmental protection in the company, as well as procedures for rational resource management for environmental protection.

•The GreenPoint works in small and medium enterprises of the metal industry, specifically garages, machining, surface treatment and metals coating.

• The GreenPoint worker competences can not be acquired through traditional training system. A specific training program will be defined for him through this project, providing him with an individual certificate.

• SMEs that have implemented and developed good environmental practices in their company, through the figure of GreenPoint Worker will be awarded "GreenPoint Label Company". This label will be promoted through certification agencies in order to add value and environmental performance recognition.

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Vous pourrez ainsi trouver ici les communiqués officiels du projet, nos lettres d'information ainsi qu'une galerie de photos. 

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Editorial - September 2014

The GreenPoint project is now reaching its end. The main products of this initiative, the online course and the toolkit, have been created and the partners are now dedicating their effort to the maximum dissemination of the course among the small and medium size businesses of the metal and automotive sectors. The course has been tested with more than 150workers and 75 companies, and the partners evaluated positively its effects on the participant companies

GreenPoint is an environmental training based on e-learning with user friendly interactive features to teach the skills to the future GreenPoint, easily accessible from your PC Remember that you can access the GreenPoint course here! Also, the project offers a Toolbox of resources to support the GP as a trainer in its daily work and SMEs performance follow-up, which is now downloadable on our website. Your participation in the GreenPoint training will be awarded by an individual certificate, and with a "GreenPoint Company" label for your SME implementing green practices. Contact us for more information!

Project advancements and activities

Final conference in Paris

The final conference of the GreenPoint project was organised by GNFA in Paris on Wednesday 17th of September.

This event was the opportunity for the partners in the project to enlighten the results of this project, and share with the stakeholders this positive experience. Read more about the final conference here.

GreenPoint online course

GreenPoint is an environmental training based on e-learning with user friendly interactive features to teach the skills to the future GreenPoint, easily accessible from your PC Remember that you can access the GreenPoint course here!

Download your GreenPoint toolkit!

The GreenPoint toolkit is now online, you can download all the training materials here.

Related activities

Recognition of competences in the renewable energy sector

The project RENEWED SKILLS aims to find tools for recognition of non-formal and informal competences of low and medium skilled workers in the renewable energy sector. To learn more about this project, click here.

First steps in developing a VET structure for the European Energy efficiency sector

After conducting a needs analysis in the Energy Efficiency sector in all partner countries, the project EFFIVET now works on a common curriculum for a Energy Efficiency Manager that soon will be validated by an international expert network. To learn more about this project, click here.

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Editorial-June 2014

The GreenPoint project is now at an advanced stage of execution. At the time when the main products of the project: the GreenPoint online course and its toolkit, have been produced, the project partners now focus on its maximum spreading among metal and automotive SMEs.  The course was already successfully tested with more than 150 workers, and partners are currently evaluating its positive effect on various companies who accepted to take part to the GreenPoint experience.

GreenPoint is an environmental training based on e-learning with user friendly interactive features to teach the skills to the future GreenPoint, easily accessible from your PC Remember that you can access the GreenPoint course here! Also, the project offers a Toolbox of resources to support the GP as a trainer in its daily work and SMEs performance follow-up, which is now downloadable on our website. Your participation in the GreenPoint training will be awarded by an individual certificate, and with a "GreenPoint Company" label for your SME implementing green practices. Contact us for more information!

Project advancements and activities

First results of the pilot training!

The first pilot made with the GreenPoint training in the participating countries gave positive results and impact in term of acquisition of knowledge. Most of the trainees bettered significantly their competences in green management and were satisfied with the training. Read more about this here

Download your GreenPoint toolkit!

The GreenPoint toolkit is now online, you can download all the training materials here.

GreenPoint partners meet in Newcaslte

Last 13th and 14th of May, GreenPoint project partners met in Newcastle to review their project advancements. The GreenPoint project is now at an advanced stage of execution, and partners took the opportunity of this meeting to review the pilot results and deployment activities.Read more about this news here.

Did you read our progress report?

The GreenPoint project progress report, submitted to the European Commission in October 2012, was positively evaluated by the representatives of the EACEA agency. Also, the public part of this report is now available to download here.

Related activities

Recognition of competences in the renewable energy sector 

The project RENEWED SKILLS aims to find tools for recognition of non-formal and informal competences of low and medium skilled workers in the renewable energy sector. To learn more about this project, click here.

First steps in developing a VET structure for the European Energy efficiency sector
After conducting a needs analysis in the Energy Efficiency sector in all partner countries, the project EFFIVET now works on a common curriculum for a Energy Efficiency Manager  that soon will be validated by an international expert network. To learn more about this project, click here.

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Editorial-January 2014

For 2014, the GreenPoint team wishes you an environmental friendly year!

In 2013, our consortium worked on the design of a qualification standard answering the training needs identified in the metal and automotive sectors in order to create the Green Point figure, a worker able to manage environmental issues in the SMEs. On the basis of this qualification standard , we developed the GreenPoint course, made of an online training course and a toolkit, providing new environmental skills to the workers. The course is now online, and is going tested in order to produce its final version and implement it in enterprise. Also, we invite all interested workers, trainers and stakeholders to contact the different project partners to get information on this training programme and to register as a pilot trainee. As usual, we also invite you to share with us your opinion and comments on the project by visiting our website: www.greenpointonline.eu, or writing us to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Project advancements and activities

GreenPoint course available online for the launch of the pilot training!

After several months of intensive work, partners developed the contents of the GreenPoint course based on the Qualification Standard, already published on our project website. This course is made of the most relevant elements that metal and automotive workers should know in order to manage properly environmental issues at work. Read more about this here

Partnership meeting in Heidelberg

 GreenPoint partners will meet in Heidelberg on December 12th and 13th. The meeting will be hosted by the German partner of the project, bfw, and will be dedicated to the review of the project advancements and the on-going pilot training. Read more about this newhere.

Pilot training course in the UK

In the UK the GreenPoint course has already been trialled by organisations in the automotive and metals sectors. CAV Aerospace is a manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry and carries out precision engineering activities. Chris Carr the Quality Assurance Representative at CAV Aerospace has placed 3 site operatives on the GreenPoint course and says, ‘Our organisation works to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and it’s a constant challenge for us to continually improve our environmental systems. The GreenPoint course has given us the opportunity to expand our environmental training programme and communicate to our staff how their choices impact on the company’s environmental performance’. Read more about this news here.

Pilot training course in Germany

At the end of November, the first piloting of the GreenPoint Course on Environmental Awareness in the Metal Sector in Germany took place in Germany. 10 trainees and two trainers of the Metal training Center of bfw Wetzlar completed the course in a day session. The feedback was positive- most of them stated that they learned quite a lot about how to act and work in a more environmental-friendly way. Read more about this news here.

Related activities

e-SKILL project: environmental skills in the construction sector
This project, in which Equipo Humano is involved as a partner, has reached its end. The final conference hold in Warsaw in September was opportunity to remind the importance of green construction and the recognition of construction qualification Europe wide. It was also for the project partner the occasion to present the e-SKILL course on line, a set of training contents and videos focusing on green construction for low qualified workers. To learn more about this project, click here.

ABClean project: making the EU free of Asbestos

 The project “LearningMentor”to develop a qualification for learning mentors who serve as the contact person in a company for questions regarding vocational education. As an integral part of the company they have a full understanding of the work requirements and working conditionsTo learn more about this project, click here.

Guidance Dialogue project

The project RENEWED SKILLS aims to find tools for recognition of non formal and informal competences of low and medium skilled workers in the renewable energy sector. To learn more about this project, click here.

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Editorial-June 2013

The pressure is on for the European metal coating sector to comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and client requirements for environmental control measures. The European metal working sector consists of over 400,000 companies and the environmental impact of the sector is considerable. However, the majority of metal sector companies are Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which do not always have the resources to employ staff with the competencies to respond to new environmental requirements. This skills gap in hindering sustainable business development in the metals sector. The Green Point initiative aims to overcome this barrier to sustainable business development by providing fully funded environmental training to metal sector employees. The Green Point project team are developing an online environmental training course that is bespoke to metal and automotive SMEs. The course will give metal sector employees the knowledge and skills that will enable them to promote pollution prevention and environmental innovation in the workplace.Since the beginning of the Green Point project in 2012, a needs assessment has been completed to establish the environmental training requirements of the metals and automotive sectors. This involved surveying 160 employees in the metal sector to get an accurate understanding of the training needs of the sector. The findings of the research were used to write the Green Point Qualification Standard, which will inform the content of the online Green Point training course. Through this newsletter, we would like to share the progress of the project with you. We also invite you to share with us your opinion and comments on the project by visiting our website: www.greenpointonline.eu, or writing us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Project advancements and activities

Report on the training needs assessment in the metal sector

The Green Point Worker implements professional tasks in the workplace in accordance with environmental protection procedures in the enterprise. Within the scope of their job, the Green Point worker performs professional tasks, whilst dedicating some of part of their working time to operations related to environmental protection in the enterprise. You can read more about this news and download this report here

Partnership meeting in Radom

The second meeting of GreenPoint project partners was held on the 6th and 7th of June 2013 in Radom (Poland). During this meeting, FEMEVAL presented the findings of the survey on training needs relating to the environment in the metals and automotive sectors. The survey involved 160 companies from the five participating countries. A comparative study on the different environmental regulations in each of the participating countries was also reviewed. Read more about this news here.

Environmental Academy offers Greenpoint online training course to Nissan Employees in the UK

The Environmental Academy is currently training Environmental Auditors at Nissan and has offered the Greenpoint online environmental awareness course, funded by the Lifelong Learning programme, to employees as part of their continual professional development. Read more about this news here.

Related activities

e-SKILL project: environmental skills in the construction sector

This project, in which Equipo Humano is involved as a partner, is in an advanced stage of execution. The project enables workers from the contruction sector to adquire new skills related to environment and give recognition of their qualification Europe wide. To learn more about this project, click here.

Learning mentor project: vocational training knowledge for learning mentors

The project "LearningMentor" aimed to develop a qualification for learning mentors who serve as the contact person in a company for questions regarding vocational education. As an integral part of the company they have a full understanding of the work requirements and working conditions. To learn more about this project, click here.

Guidance Dialogue project

This project "GuidanceDialogue" set out to develop guidelines for the educational guidance process and seeks to contribute to the improvement of the connections between the educational sectors, particularly vocational and further education. The guidance process is meant to be organised in a subject-oriented, neutral and provider-independent way. To learn more about this project, click here.

Press releases

Download here our official press releases and see GreenPoint news in the press!

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Press corner

This section has as objective to give the best visibility to the GreenPoint project, and provide media with all the needed information to disseminate the project news.  

You can find here the official press releases of the project, our newsletters, as well as a photo gallery of the project.

Also, and for any additional information, do not hesitate to download our project leaflet and to contact us!

 

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Final Conference Paris - 17th September 2014 - Partners and experts of GreenPoint Project

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Didier Arnoult - Director of GNFA Final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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Alejandro Soliveres, General secretary of FEMEVAL, lider of the project

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Cécile Sauvage, project manager of FEH, coordinator of the project

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Eleonora Piccini, from ORGALIME, European federation of Metal industies

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Katja Abelein, project manager of bfw, presenting the project results in Germany, final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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Rita Callender, Director of the Environmental Academy, presenting the project results in the UK, final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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Yann Sellier, trainer of GNFA, presenting the project results in France, final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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Kasia Skozylas, project manager of ITeE-PIB, presenting the project results in Poland, final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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María José Lladró, project manager of FEMEVAL, presenting the project results in Spain, final conference of the GreenPoint project, Pairs, 17th September 2014

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Round table with GreenPoint experts: Juan Manuel Arnandis from SGSpain, Agnieska Borkowksa from Jan – Tech – Poland, Alain Zavier from Alza Solutions – France, Paul King from MIG SGS Enviromental – UK, and Thomas Gaer from Handwerkskammer Service – Germany. 17th September 2014

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Aude Ollivier Cadoret, project manager of GNFA, during the cloture of the conference, 17th September 2014

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GreenPoint partners meet in Newcastle, May 2014

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GreenPoint partners meet in Newcastle, May 2014

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GreenPoint team during their meeting in Heidelberg, December 2013

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GreenPoint team during their meeting  in Heidelberg, December 2013

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GreenPoint team in front of FEMEVAL buiding, October 2012

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GreenPoint team during the Kickoff meeting in Valencia, October 2012

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GreenPoint team in ITeE-PIB laboratory in Radom, June 2013

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